Wullop Chinwongs, known as Neng among his friends, died Wednesday October 13th, in his home in Fargo under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family. Wullop was born on February 14th in Bangkok, Thailand where he was raised and attended college. He came to the U.S. to pursue a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning and graduated from North Dakota State University with a Master’s degree in 1976. He married his wife, Wanpen, in 1973 and raised their twin sons, Raam and Luc, in Fargo. He worked in the food and restaurant industry for Dakota Food Equipment for 26 years where he designed many restaurants, some of which are still in operation today. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and his older sister Siraporn. No service is planned at this time.

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  1. Dear Wanpen and family I am very sorry for your loss. May you hold your cherished memories close. Memories of the talented outgoing person he was and the memories of the sweet man that lived with Alzheimer’s for so long.

  2. Chinwong’s Family
    I had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with Neng for decades.
    He was a talented architect and had a great imagination for design, functionality and durability for all aspects of the hospitality industry. Together we worked on numerous projects.
    What I remember so well was his uncanny ability to grasp the proposed concept and to weave his insights into the project. All the while accomplishing all developers objectives.
    Neng was a business partner and more importantly a friend. I will always cherish my memories of our many meetings, lunches and conversations we shared.
    Rest In Peace old friend.
    Steve Hanson

  3. Wanpen, Raam & Luc

    We want to extend our sincere sympathy at the loss of Neng. We always enjoyed our visits with you
    and know what a loss you are experiencing. Alzheimers may have taken Neng away from you, but your
    many memories of the good times you had together will give you comfort and peace. Thinking of you
    and sending our love at this sad time.

  4. Wanpen: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I hope you and the boys are doing well. Ken Brown MSUM Art Dept.

  5. Dear Wanpen. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish the best for you and your sons. I am sure you will miss Wallop so much. Love Jan

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